Monday, January 12, 2009
Brielle's Birthday post 1!
So, 3 years ago our little girl was born to a wonderful birth-mom in hospital about 15 mins away from our home. We were invited shortly after she was born to come see her.
We walked into a hospital room with 5 generations of B's birth-family's relatives! Yep, great great gma got to be there and we've never felt so much love from a family like that before. We awed and adored this sweet little girl who we couldn't believe would really be OURS? It was like a movie or a dream. After 4 years or failed attempts at having a family, our wish was made possible by one strong young woman and her family stood behind her all the way.
5 long(government holiday weekend) days later, Brielle was placed in our arms. Our placement day was amazing and so sacred i can't share too much without losing it! We were both just so amazed that anyone would do this for us and for their child. Brielle's birth family is so strong in the gospel and we still see them every so often. We have a deep respect and love for her birth family and we always will.
When she we took her home it took us another 5 days to figure out her name. We kept praying and running over our name list and Brielle kept sticking out to us. When we decided and told her birth family they said that was the name they liked the best too.
On her adoption day the judge looked at us and said that she had never seen a more glowing family and such a beautiful little girl. She told us that adoptions are what get her through the ugly divorces and custody hearings, she saves her adoptions for certain days so the end of her week can end on a happy note!
It was a perfect note to start on for us!
On her sealing and blessing day, she lit up the temple and peeked around the room's mirrors to see her own reflection in it. She was all smiles. So were we. It was a moving experience and we are so blessed to have her in our family! She's the duaghter we were wating for to help our family go forth. A week after her sealing day, i got pregnant with Aria but, i didn't know for a couple more weeks:)
It's like God knew she had to come first in order to have our family begin.
It's not like we are the only people to adopt and then later get pregnant but, i sincerely know that children are meant to be part of these families that they are placed with through adoption.
Brielle's first year was awesome!...